While he didn't name names, Washington coach Adam Oates blamed senior members of the Capitals for a 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens Friday night.
"Tonight I’m a little more mad at the older guys for [not] helping the young kids out," Oates said, presumably referring to mistakes by Mikhael Grabovski, Nicklas Backstrom and Martin Erat, all of which led to Montreal goals. "We cant expect to win games going down 3-0," said Troy Brouwer, who tried to get things going with a first-period fight with P.K. Subban and a team-high six hits. "It’s been a big problem of ours all season long, getting down by goals. We have the ability in this room to come back, but you’re not going to be able to do it every night." Asked what could generate better starts, Brouwer quipped: "Maybe we need better music or something. We need to find a way to get better."
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 11:47:00 AM